Author(s): Gonzalez M, Krueger T, Schaefer SC, Ris HB, Perentes JY, Gonzalez M, Krueger T, Schaefer SC, Ris HB, Perentes JY
Abstract Share this page
Abstract Benign mature teratomas are the most common type of germ cell tumors that arise in the anterior mediastinum. Intrapericardial teratomas are a rare manifestation of this tumor type, which are generally diagnosed during infancy because of the heart compression symptoms they produce. Here we report a rare case of intrapericardial mature teratoma that was incidentally discovered in an asymptomatic 51-year-old woman. 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Ann Thorac Surg
and referenced in Cardiovascular Therapy: Open Access